Allied Warships

HMS Qualicum (J 138)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 138 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byDufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) : Montreal-Loco 
Ordered28 Nov 1940 
Laid down8 Apr 1941 
Launched3 Sep 1941 
Commissioned13 May 1942 
End service 

Sold 9 February 1948.


Commands listed for HMS Qualicum (J 138)

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1T/Lt. Frank Seymour Tolliday, RNR10 Apr 194222 Mar 1943
2T/Lt. Horace Stevens, RNVR22 Mar 1943early 1945
3T/Lt. John Kennedy, RNVRearly 194530 May 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Headley Grafton Moore, RNVR30 May 1945mid/late45

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Notable events involving Qualicum include:

5 Aug 1942
HMS L 27 (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for St. John's, Canada. She was escorted by HMS Qualicum (T/Lt. F.S. Tolliday, RNR).

9 Jan 1943
HMS P 224 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She made the passage together with HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) and HMS P 314 (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Qualicum (T/Lt. F.S. Tolliday, RNR). (1)

14 Jan 1943
HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriot, RN) departed from Lerwick bound for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Qualicum (T/Lt. F.S. Tolliday, RNR). (2)

5 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR), HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, OBE, RD, RNR), HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, RNR), HMS Qualicum (T/Lt. H. Stevens, RNVR) and HMS Fort York (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC and 2 Bars, RN). (3)


  1. ADM 199/627
  2. ADM 173/17748
  3. ADM 173/18373

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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